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  Cuscuta reflexa
 
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  Family: CONVOLVULACEAE
  Citation:  Cuscuta reflexa Roxb., Pl. Corom. t. 104. 1798; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 225. 1883; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 931(654). 1923; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 270. 1984; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 259. 1989; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 46. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 264. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 210. 1999; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 336. 2005; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 465. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 555. 2009.
  Malayalam Name(s): Akasagarudakodi, Akasathamara, Akasavalli, Moodillathali
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Dodder, Amar Bel
  Description: Stout succulent twiners; stem up to 2.5 mm in diam., yellowish. Flowers sessile in lateral racemes. Calyx cupular, lobes herbaceous, c. 1.5 mm long, suborbicular. Corolla cream coloured, c. 7 mm across, 6-8 mm long, funnel-form; lobes ovate-triangular, erect. Stamens 5; filaments very short; corolla scale ovate to oblong, fimbriate. Ovary c. 2 mm long, conical, stigma acute. Capsule succulent, c. 5 mm across, globose-conical. Seeds 3-3.5 mm long, black.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: November-March
  District(s): Kottayam, Alappuzha, Idukki, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Wayanad, Kozhikkode
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Deciduous forests, also in the plains
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia and China
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: Yes
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: Yes
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Champakkad, Vellimala, Thannithode, Alleppey town, Kayamkulam, Pooyamkutty
   
 
   
 
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